Ole Bull – the next stage

September 30, 2013

Bergen. September 30th 2013 I spent the morning at Valestrand, Ole Bull’s first country house not far from here. I have not gathered my thoughts yet, but here is a taste.   Peter Sheppard Skaerved, imagining what Bull might have done-’The Hazel DellRecorded in the Music Room Valestrand Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog (improvisation on opening ‘hardanger’ […]

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (Room 2 Emerges)

September 27, 2013

In 2012-13, Sadie Harrison produced a sequence of works responding to my drawings and paintings. The full cycle was premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in September 2013. LINK Now she has begun work on what she calls the ‘second room’. Here is what is emerging (Workshop/Hotel Room Recordings Bergen 27th September 2013) Sadie Harrison-The Writing […]

New-Old (Themes for TEDX Bergen 2013)

September 24, 2013

New Music, Old Technology/Old Music New Technology. Today’s composers are inspired by the possibilities offered by the old instruments and instrumental technologies used by performers. Paradoxically, the collaboration between performer and composer often inspires new instrumental technologies and techniques. Peter Sheppard Skaerved explores this contradiction-following on from a presentation he gave at TED Bergen on […]

Michael Hersch-14 Pieces (after Primo Levi)

September 15, 2013

(Astounding Sounds) Violin – Niccolo Amati 1629

Michael Alec Rose – ‘Pre-Amble’ World Premiere

September 15, 2013

A lovely addition to the project. I have been contacted by a musician/writer in Iran,  Mehdi Aghamohammadi, who has sent me this-a poem made from our first day’s work. How lovely. On Dartmoor with Michael Alec Rose to ‘find’ his new piece, which we are sure is out on the Moor somewhere. Hayne Down, Bowerman’s […]

Reconstructing Bull in America (or Hubris)

August 24, 2013

 Re-imagining the ‘American Fantasy’ Here’s the Fantasy, in Rehearsal at Lysøen 30-5 14 Ole Bull/Peter Sheppard Sk?rved-American Fantasy on ‘The Hazel Dell’ ‘Home Sweet Home’ ‘Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel’ ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’, &  including  Ole Bull-Arkansas-the way it wouldn’t do, -the way it would do,   Ole Bull ‘A Cappriccio ma moderato’( London […]

Frederick Delius-Lullaby for a Modern Baby (1923)

August 3, 2013

Frederick Delius-Lullaby for a Modern Baby (1923) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Troldhaugen, Bergen, Norway Bergen Festspillene 2013 Rehearsal Film (Lo-Fi!) More:LINK

Henze-Il Vitalino Raddoppiato (sneak peak)

July 17, 2013

Henze-Il Vitalino Raddoppiato (sneak peak of opening)-outtake from the day recording  Henze’s concerto ‘Il Vitalino Raddopiato. 15th July 2103.Thankyou to Mihailo Trandafilovski, Inbar Vernia (the harp part is my mainstay in this piece, and I cannot imagine it being done better than this!) Midori Komachi, Preetha Narayanan, Maggie Dziekonski, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Alice Barron, Uilleac […]

David Matthews-Beethoven Arrangements

July 17, 2013

Wilton’s Music Hall Monday 8th July 2013 730pm Beethoven Begins- Concert 3 ‘Bagatelles & Variations” Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) (Engineer Jonathan Haskell- Astounding Sounds)   Beethoven/David Matthews-Bagatelle Op 119 No. 9 Beethoven/David Matthews-Adagio (from Piano Sonata in B flat Major, Op 22) Beethoven/David Matthews-Bagatelle Op 119 No. 11 […]

June 27, 2013

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